Probe launched after man shot in face by gardai during overnight operation

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Gardai shot a man in the face during an overnight operation, the force’s official watchdog has said.
The victim, aged in his 30s, is said to be in a stable condition after the incident near Foynes, Co Limerick.

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The Garda Ombudsman said it has opened an investigation to establish the circumstances of the shooting. The incident happened at about 2.30am on Wednesday.
A “planned Garda operation” was ongoing at the time, the watchdog said.
The shot man was taken to hospital and his condition is reported as stable, a Garda Ombudsman spokeswoman added.
“Investigators have been deployed to the scene and an investigation is ongoing,” she said.